AGATHA: Panic Attack: Cassette

Definite Olympia sound from the 1990s. Take some Bikini Kill, throw in some Sin 34, and you sort of get what this sounds like. Raw punk that refuses to be a pose. There’s a message in the lyrics and it’s delivered with convincing anger and insight. My favorite song of the seven is “Buying Time.” The music is urgent and the lyrics are great, with lines like; “Let us learn from our parent’s past / Put time in our communities, not in our shopping bags,” and “I’ve never had a picket fence, and I don’t want a cul-de-sac!” I’m a middle-aged old bastard, and lyrics like this still ring true!

 –M.Avrg ([email protected])